My face after finishing one of our LAST group presentations today ๐Ÿ˜„ โ€ข This semester has been so much about group work, presentations, public speaking, collaborating etc. It has pushed many of us outside our comfort zones. Now when presentations have been sprung on us, instead of stressing weโ€™re just like โ€œokay another one, letโ€™s do this.โ€ โ€ข Today we spoke on creating awareness around the current opioid epidemic. We targeted different groups and ours was focused on health care professionals. We created a poster and our slogan was โ€œItโ€™s not you, itโ€™s me.โ€ โ€ข We developed this to make you stop and think. To think about the care we provide and how we provide it. โ€ข The message we are trying to send here is, it is up to us to look within ourselves. We need to consider how, as health care professionals, we may be contributing to stigma without realizing it. Is it the care we provide? The words we use? The location of our services? โ€ข We need to apply this process to our every day lives. We need to be questioning how our work, our actions, our communities - may contribute to stigma, so we can actively work towards breaking it down. โ€ข So the challenge to you is, as you go about your practice and you work with your patients, actively say to yourself โ€œitโ€™s not you, itโ€™s meโ€ and adapt your practice to better understand our subtle contributions to stigma. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข Do you feel our society contributes to stigma in certain populations without realizing it?
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@she_to_md Wow! Thatโ€™s so great. Yes! The concept of harm reduction is vital with this population. We know they will use drugs, so letโ€™s keep them safe while they do. Checking in with ourselves helps keep us self aware ๐Ÿ’“

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Shannara || MS1
(@she_to_md)
2019-03-22 20:16:59

I work in a clinic where opioid use is very prevalent and this concept is so important! We try and focus on harm reduction instead of creating stigma! โ˜€๏ธ

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(@sunnysuzz)
2019-03-22 19:28:17

Loved reading this, it a topic that I feel doesnโ€™t get enough attention, thank you for posting it โœจ

Great share!

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(@taraleginusxo)
2019-03-22 17:57:46

Wooohooo!!

This is fabulous! And absolutely I think everyone in some way stigmatizes people without even realizing we are doing it! But once you realize you are doing it, it becomes easier to give your head a shake and recognize that you need to make an attitude adjustment ๐Ÿค— Being self aware goes such a long way towards growth โ™ฅ๏ธ